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Purple and Gold Week

Purple and Gold Week

September 27 - October 2

P&G Hidden ObjectMon Sep 27th – Fri Oct 1st

You’ll have to search for it.  There will be a purple and gold object hidden each day. Your goal is to find it and send a picture to CAB via their Instagram or email to score points for your team.

P&G Sidewalk ChalkMon Sep 27th – Fri Oct 1st

Campus Center & Sidewalks.  You can find sidewalk chalk in the Campus Center all week. Find a square of sidewalk around campus and create your best Houghton inspired piece of art. CAB members will regularly be going around taking pictures in case it rains and winners will be announced at the end of the week.

Purple & Gold T-Shirt Handout– Mon Sep 27th 11:50am – 2:00pm

Van Dyk Lounge.  All students come and get your Purple & Gold shirt! New students can find out what team they are on at the table and get ready for a week of events!  *If you’re unable to get your shirt during this time you can stop by the Student Life Office anytime it’s open this week to get your shirt.  *Faculty and staff can get their shirts from the Student Life Office starting Tuesday, September 28th.

Purple & Gold Tie Dye- Mon Sep 27th 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Quad directions.  Bring your socks, bandanas, shirts, shoes, hoodies, and anything else to get ready for Purple and Gold Week!  The first 25 students will get a plain white t-shirt to dye your team’s colors.

Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag– Mon Sep 27th 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Quad directions.  Join your team for a night of Capture the Flag across the main level of campus. Meet on the Quad at 8pm to learn the boundaries, rules, and to get your glow sticks.  See you there!

Hero of the Highlanders– Tue Sep 28th 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Quad.  You score, you stay. Put your volleyball skills to the test where only one team can come out on top.

Paint the Rock: Purple Team– Tue Sep 28th 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Campus Spirit Rock outside of Gillette.  Calling all Purple team members, artistic or not! Come together to paint the rock for your team. The team with the best rock wins points for their side!  *Gold Team will have a time to paint it on Thursday, September 30.

Dodgeball– Tue Sep 28th 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Nielsen Physical Education Center.  Bring those cannons and join your teammates for this classic Purple versus Gold. dodgeball showdown!

Men’s Soccer vs. Medaille– Wed Sep 29th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Burke Field.  Cheer on your Highlanders as Men’s Soccer takes on Medaille at home. Come decked out in your Purple & Gold and you could win CAB Club (free pizza and snacks) at halftime!

Volleyball vs. Alfred– Wed Sep 29th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Nielsen Physical Education Center.  Cheer on your Highlanders as Volleyball takes on Alfred at home. Come decked out in your Purple & Gold and you could win CAB Club (free pizza and snacks) between sets!

Karaoke Night– Wed Sep 29th 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Van Dyk Lounge.  You’ve had your practice, now it’s time to put your skills to the test to see if team Purple or Gold has the best pipes on campus.

Joey’s Game-splosion– Thu Sep 30th 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Cycle through a room full of obscure games and see just how good you are at learning new games over and over again.

President’s Gala and Artist Series– Thu Sep 30th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Quad/Chapel Steps.  Faculty, staff, and students are invited to this campus community celebration to include a jazz ensemble and food stations. And don’t leave without getting your photo taken at CAB’s photo booth!

Black-tie attire is encouraged.

Paint the Rock: Gold Team– Thu Sep 30th 10:00pm – 11:00pm

Campus Spirit Rock outside of Gillette.  Calling all Gold team members, artistic or not! Come together to paint the rock for your team. The team with the best rock wins points for their side!  *Purple Team painted the rock on Tuesday, September 28.

Purple & Gold Dance– Fri Oct 1st 9:30pm – 11:00pm

Outside Nielsen.  After the fireworks, grab your friends and your dancing shoes for a dance under the stars!

Softball vs Alfred State– Sat Oct 2nd 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Softball Field.  Cheer on your Highlanders as Softball takes on Alfred State at home during their fall ball season. We’ll have events and activities throughout the game and in between innings. Come decked out in your Purple & Gold and you could win CAB Club (free pizza and snacks)!

Faculty/Staff Softball Game– Sat Oct 2nd 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Softball Field.  Calling all staff and faculty to play some slow-pitch softball! Students are encouraged to attend and cheer on your favorite staff members or some new faces on your team!

Table Tennis Finals!– Sat Oct 2nd 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Kerr Pegula Field House.  Come down to the KPAC to see your team play their final table tennis matches under the spotlights. Winners not only win points for their team but new paddles too!

SPOT– Sat Oct 2nd 10:00pm – 11:30pm

Wesley Chapel.  SPOT is a variety show complete with all the music, comedy, and talent your heart can contain. It’s the BIGGEST BESTEST event all year and it caps off the biggest week of the year: Purple and Gold Week.  Join host Steve Harper and all of your brave friends for a one of a kind night!